Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Helping Others

From the pages of Kadima, the newsletter of Congregation Adas Emuno:

A Report from Annette DeMarco
Social Action Committee Chairperson

Every day, as we look around, listen and read, we find ways of being able to help others. Here are some which the Social Action Committee has adopted.


*Food-nonperishable - Always a great need for this. Please bring to the temple whenever you come. This is an ongoing collection.

*Eye glasses [old, unused]—These will be given to the Lions of Leonia who donate to people throughout the world. There is a basket in the hall outside of the sanctuary.

*Pop tabs off cans, such as from soda
Easy to collect and does not cost extra $$$$! Just take off the tab that is pulled to open the can. These will be brought to the Ronald McDonald House in New Brunswick, then taken to a recycling center and sold for their metal content. The RMc House uses the money to offset costs, especially since many people can't pay to use the facility. Containers will be set up in the temple soon. Meanwhile, please start saving! Maybe you can start a collection at work or ask friends, etc., etc.

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Hackensack Shelter

So, what are you doing December 23, 2013? Okay, so it's a loooong way off, but it's coming! We will be cooking for and serving dinner at the shelter in Hackensack. Nothing on your calendar? Please then, at least pencil us in, okay? Okay!

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Helping others who volunteer

A number of weeks ago, the Social Action Committee made lunches for an Americorps team of ten people. This group of volunteers works in areas of Bergen County, such as Little Ferry and Moonachie, to help people reclaim their lives after hurricane Sandy. The groups keep changing but the need for lunches and dinners doesn't. Could you possibly prepare and deliver a meal to these extraordinary people? Perhaps you could make it a family mitzvah project? How about a scout or B'nai Mitzvah project or do it through a youth or adult organization? Many of us were temporarily inconvenienced by Sandy; for others, it's become a way of life. Please use the following information to help those who are helping others. Contact info is:

msantiago at or call:

Recovery Information Center at 201 470-3143

Thank you, Everyone!

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